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BioAccelerate is Back!
BioAccelerate 2019 is a business accelerator programme focused on the commercialisation of innovation in Wales. We are seeking applications from individuals or groups who wish to develop an innovation in the biosciences, healthcare, agri-tech or food and drink sectors. The programme delivery will be led by Nurture Ventures and take place at the Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus with up to 12 selected start-ups, innovators and entrepreneurs in the 2019 cohort, starting in May 2019.
Selected participants will undertake a hands-on 8-week programme including four full-day workshops, weekly mentoring, and a pitch day to bring the programme to a close. Participants will work on specific outputs during BioAccelerate 2019, including a business model canvas, financial projections, defined market opportunity, market needs analysis, a ‘go to market plan’, a company valuation and an investment pitch deck.
Upon completing BioAccelerate participants will have produced an investment-ready value proposition for their innovation.
|May 2||Workshop 1||Investment Finance||Introductions, goals, objectives, investment finance, grants, R&D tax credits.|
|May 9||Workshop 2||The Business Model Canvas||The business model canvas, intellectual property, the value proposition, LivePlan financial forecasts.|
|May 16||Group Interaction||Market Opportunity||Value proposition and market opportunity, the Welsh entrepreneurial ecosystem, the investment landscape in Wales.|
|May 23||Mentoring||One-to-one mentoring||Tailored mentoring based on participants' progress and needs.|
|May 30||Mentoring||One-to-one mentoring||Tailored mentoring based on participants' progress and needs.|
|June 6||Mentoring||One-to-one mentoring||Tailored mentoring based on participants' progress and needs.|
|June 13||Practice Pitch||Pitch and mentoring feedback||A chance to put into practice what has been learnt in preparation for the final pitch day.|
|June 20||Final Pitch Day||Pitch to expert panel||The big day! A chance to pitch your developed innovation to a panel of business leaders and industry experts.|
N.B. Workshops are due to take place at Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus from 10am - 3pm while Mentoring sessions can be face-to-face or over the phone/Skype and can be scheduled to suit participants' timetables.